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Old 08-04-2022, 10:07 PM
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Default Wheats, Buff Nickel and Hall of Fame Ring

Another scorcher day today, mid 90's, so I needed a spot with some shade. Went back to a permission property that is an old members only club. Had a nice wheat day, with 2 1944's, 2-45's, a 51, 53 and 55D. Had a signal on the Simplex that was ringing up like it was going to be a dime. Signal was down in some tree roots. When I got it out, I was surprised that it wasn't a dime, but instead, an undated Buffalo Nickel. The front and back images look pretty good, but the date is completely gone. The other really cool find is a Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame Ring. It's in decent shape. I found a single image of one of these on a subscription antiques website, which indicated that the ring is made of copper, with adjustable sizing, and it possibly came from a vending machine at the Hall of Fame. The auction price or date of the ring were not provided, but I would estimate, based on the looks of it, that it is 1950's vintage. I used Google for a reverse image ID of this ring, and there were no matches out of several billion images online...I don't think it's worth a ton, but it appears to be a somewhat unique ring. Had a great 2 hours finding these items, despite the heat.
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Old 08-04-2022, 10:22 PM
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nice find , that ring is cool.
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Old 08-05-2022, 08:14 AM
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Congrats on the Buff and wheats. That ring is awesome, nice save. Although not precious metal its still a great piece of sports memorabilia. Good luck. Mark

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Old 08-05-2022, 08:44 AM
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Buffalo nickel sounded like a dime? I hope you double checked that hole Nice finds

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Old 08-05-2022, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Chroma View post
Buffalo nickel sounded like a dime? I hope you double checked that hole Nice finds
I did, it was very odd, but Iíve noticed that metals in and around root clusters often ring up differently. I believe part of it is micro reflections of the signal, and some signal transference through the roots. Varies with moisture around the roots as well. Wood can be used as a signal transmitter. For example, a field expedient antenna can be made by using a tree. I remember my old Army Field manual included this in case an HF radio antenna was damaged. Iíve also experienced signal bounce in root systems when I used to locate underground cabling when I worked as a lineman. I would have liked a silver dime, but I was more than happy with the Buff nickel.

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Old 08-05-2022, 10:03 AM
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Great Finds Flood. Nice info on tree roots and the effect it has on the signal.
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Old 08-05-2022, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by toppjimie View post
Great Finds Flood. Nice info on tree roots and the effect it has on the signal.
I have not tried researching the tree root effect on object signaling, but I suspect that multiple metal objects in close proximity to roots, especially when there is moisture to further promote conductivity, interact with the detector signal, and can produce an effect similar to an electronics mixer, whereby composite signals, and possibly harmonics of varying frequencies, can be generated, which might cause a return signal to the detector with a tone and reading that is not what was expected. That's the basic way a mixer works, and it's my unresearched supposition as to why I sometimes get readings around tree roots that are not what I expect them to be...

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Add vintage and souvenir....

Yours is probably newer....


https://www.ebay.com/itm/1940s-Natio...wAAOSw-K9ZNuAj

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I like em

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Nice finds for certain.
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Originally Posted by Cfmct View post
Add vintage and souvenir....

Yours is probably newer....


https://www.ebay.com/itm/1940s-Natio...wAAOSw-K9ZNuAj
I sent n email to Cooperstown Hall of Fame research team to see if they can ID this ring and give some history. I will post if they reply to me

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